Septimana Latina 2019

We are delighted to announce that in 9th Week of Hilary term 2019 (9th – 16th March 2019) we will be taking a group of students to the Accademia Vivarium Novum in Rome for our second Septimana Latina. Septimana Latina is an intensive Latin experience hosted by the Accademia Vivarium Novum and the Oxford Latinitas Project and co-lead by professors from the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Classics and the aforementioned Accademia. For seven days, participants are immersed in the only community in the world where Ciceronian Latin is still used as the everyday language. The immersive and friendly environment provides a round-the-clock opportunity for each participant to improve her Latin whilst experiencing Vivarium Novum’s renowned methods of studying ancient languages grounded in a joyful scholarly community and informed by Renaissance humanism. The week will include a full program of Latin language and literature instruction, as well as Latin verse and prose composition classes. This year we will be offering a new program, including opportunities to participate in small literature and philosophy discussion groups, more options for free time, a speaking-practice track for beginners, a trip to a new archaeological site and music and poetry classes. Also, if there are enough people interested (there will be the option to register your interest in your application), we are planning on having a Greek track, which will include both language and literature instruction and discussion with the world’s foremost speaker of ancient Greek.

The cost of the week is £500 covering all food, accommodation, didactic materials, excursions and transport (except flights). However, to those of you who are already members of our society or who attended the Septimana Latina last year,  we are offering 15 places with special conditions: firstly, the application process will be waived (however you will be required to provide a supporting letter from a professor or tutor) and secondly there will be a discount worth £100, bringing the overall cost to £400 (other scholarships will still apply). In order to secure your place (either discounted or standard), you will be required to pay a deposit of £100 (for which the deadline will be sent out with other information on registering your interest with us).

To apply for a place, please fill this form by 4th January 2019. In addition, if you would be interested in getting one of the 15 discounted places, please write to by 15th December with the subject ‘Septimana Latina 2019’. However, do be hasty, since places are sure to fill up very quickly!

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